Advanced Dental Concepts
1269 Pleasant Grove Blvd. | Suite 100
Roseville, CA. 95747 | 916-786-4865
Questions About Porcelain Veneers
Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, and Citrus Heights, California
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers are thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front surface of your real tooth. Porcelain veneers are made from an enamel-colored material that feels and looks like your actual tooth. Dr. Miller uses both all-porcelain veneers and porcelain fused to metal veneers. Both are made with the highest quality materials on the market today. They are durable and resistant to staining, so you can continue to drink all the coffee and red wine you desire.
Who is a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
Anyone who desires a more dazzling smile and has healthy gums may be a candidate for porcelain veneers. This cosmetic dental procedure can help the following conditions:
- Crooked or uneven teeth
- Teeth that are too large or too small
- Stained teeth
- Teeth that have spaces between them
- Gaps between your teeth
- Teeth that contain holes or chips
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers correct the same problems as traditional orthodontics, but they are less invasive and can be completed in just several visits, as opposed to years. Besides quickly and effectively fixing problems like cracks, spaces and overlaps, veneers are also ideal if your teeth have not responded well to teeth whitening treatments. Porcelain veneers create a brighter, whiter smile and can last more than a decade if properly cared for.
What should I do if my porcelain veneer breaks?
Porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth. While the likelihood of them breaking is small, it does happen. If you can not come immediately into the office make sure that you keep track of the piece or pieces that become dislodged. Place the remnant in a safe place and call our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Miller, will examine your veneer to see if it can be fixed, and if not, he will make arrangements to apply a replacement.
How should I care for my porcelain veneers?
While porcelain veneers are incredibly durable, they are not imperishable. Make sure to brush and floss as you do normally, using non-abrasive toothpaste with fluoride. Do not bite down with your veneered teeth on hard foods or use them in a twisting motion like to open an item. Also, avoid biting your nails and grinding your jaw. If you are interested in porcelain veneers, and you live in the Roseville area, please contact us today.